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Art-tech Diamond 600 free flight to RC conversation - learning to fly
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Oct 20 2017 by FaTe
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Quick jump
One of my friends wanted to learn to fly so on the cheap so I grabbed some free flight Art-tech Diamond 600 chuck gliders. I've converted similar types of models from other brands in the past so I know they can be cheap and near indestructible.
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The original models come ready to push together and throw around in a park or similar.
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The ailerons have an indentation on the top of the wing so I followed this size and fitted Turnigy 1440A servos directly inline with the ailerons.
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The finished wings
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The elevator and rudder servos sit below the wing on the CoG line to keep everything balanced.
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Push rods are fitted from servos below wings to the rear T tail elevator and rudder. Both are simply tape hinged as are the ailerons.
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Wings get installed and super glued in the place.
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My own 4 channel receiver gets fitted into the back inside of the fuselage area. This all needs the foam gutted out.
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The receiver antennas come out of the bottom and get taped in a L configuration.
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The 12g 2200kv motor runs on a 12A ESC.
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My friends RX is one of few so he didn't want it removed from the case so I needed to cut out more foam to make it fit.
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His receiver has side plugs so that made life a bit easier.
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Both models complete with working electronics.
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Both planes use 5030 props on 2S and 6030 on 3S lipo.
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The battery sits in a cut out about the wing on CoG so it can be shifted forward or back as needed. It stays in place with a ton of Velcro lol. I used sharpie pens for some colour.
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Same again on the underside.
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With a 3S 500mAh lipo in place.
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My friend also used sharpies to design his model.
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Top view.
The models both fly super and my friend has long since learnt the basics of flying.
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